“We think there is endless time to live, but we never know which moment will last. So share, care, love, and celebrate every moment of life.” -Anonymous.

According to Webster, the definition of celebration is to perform a sacrament or solemn ceremony publicly, to honour an occasion such as a holiday, to mark something such as an anniversary and to observe a notable occasion with festivities. So why celebrate? Celebrating acknowledges what has been accomplished and sets us up for the next stage we are about to enter in. Whether it’s another year of life, marriage, business or personal achievements, it’s a time to enjoy the fruit of our labour, to take a moment to pause and reflect.

How often do I hear regarding people’s birthdays, oh, it’s just another day? Perhaps a reason to celebrate is that someone didn’t have the chance to see another day yet another birthday, and we did. I wonder if that is enough to celebrate; even if life isn’t what we expected it to be, we celebrate anyway!

Here is a thought! Your birthday is significant to you and those around you and to all who will be blessed by the contribution you can make while you still have breath in your lungs.

If someone is having a birthday, make it memorable for them. There is no need to be extravagant, but hey, if you want to, go for it. As long as it comes from the heart, size is irrelevant.

So, what about wedding anniversaries? Celebrate! You might say my marriage isn’t going that great; celebrate anyway. Why? Because when you celebrate, you place value on the occasion or the achievement. Let’s take this one to another level. Why wait to celebrate once a year? Celebrate by going on dates and investing in each other.

What you don’t water and tend to eventually dies. How about those goals that you’ve set? Did you take a moment to celebrate when you achieved them? Before you set another goal, why not think about all the goals you have achieved, both big and small. Do something nice for yourself; it doesn’t need to cost a bomb. This can do wonders when setting new goals and working towards them, as you can tackle them with the mindset, “I’ve done it before, and I can do it again”.

Celebration holds tremendous benefits, and life becomes mundane and flat without it. With the hustle and bustle of life, it can be so easy to say you don’t have time to celebrate. Can I encourage you to make the time! Celebrations also bring people together. Why wait for births, marriages and deaths to gather with family and friends. Life is long, and life is short so celebrate! Until next time. C

Recommended Resource: Celebrating the Wins